I would definitely listen to all three books in The Kane Chronicles. The story was exciting and engaging, the characters were easy to love, and it was fun learning about Egyptian gods and their religion and traditions.
I would compare the Kane Chronicles to the Harry Potter series and the Percy Jackson series, but not because it's a repeat of the same story or the characters are similar, because they're different stories all together. But each series invites the reader to enter a new world of magic and mystery thick with fables and old traditions.
Ok, I'm a Christian and for whatever reason I was drawing a lot of parallels between the way Sadie and Carter could channel the power of the gods and how when our will aligns with God we become more powerful as well. So my favorite part, or the part that I connected most with was at the end where the kids race to the pyramid where their uncle was channeling Set to battle the bad wizards and Sadie disagrees with Isis about destroying her uncle and she says something like "you can't share the mind of a god and have a disagreement, to be the eye you must act in perfect unison." Then to prove the point of her acting alone instead of with Isis' help Sadie is blasted into the magical history curtains. That's my favorite part because that's when i drew the connection between the way the kids channel the gods and the way I, or just everyday people, can become greater than ourselves by allowing God to enter our lives and aligning our will with His.
Do the Kane kids have what it takes to stop Apophis from swallowing the sun?
This is a great book, one I'm sure would be fun for parents and kids to read together. I plan to read them with my nephew when he gets a little older and if I have kids we'll read them together too.
I will definitely listen to Neverwhere again. It was a great story from beginning to end. Neil Gaiman is a fantastic story writer and story teller. The audiobook is made all the better by being narrated by the author himself.
Neverwhere is a story of it's own. There isn't a book I could compare it to.
Neil Gaiman's oration of his book was superb. Having the story read to you by the author ensures that the characters and story are expressed the way he saw it in his head. No one else could have narrated the story better.
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Neverwhere is a great book to read, but an even better story when it's read out loud by the author himself.
I would recommend the book to most of my friends, however because there is some cussing that some might find offensive there are certain of my conservative friends who i would not recommend this book to.
Tina was just funny, it was great listening to her narrate her own story. My sister and I listened to this book while we drove to Montana. We laughed together, and both couldn't wait to continue the story when we'd make stops. Which is a big thing, my sister and I never agree on books or movies or even interesting topics to talk about. And, actually thinking about it, this was the first road trip we've taken together where we didn't argue or get in a fight. So what did I like best about Tina Fey's performance? I like that she entertained two people who were completely different.
This is a super funny book, made all the better by being narrated by Tina Fey herself. It's an audiobook you have to hear, as long as you don't have any little kids around who you don't want hearing some cuss words here and there.
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